Te Mana o Te Wai Tairāwhiti

Te Mana o Te Wai Tairāwhiti – The Freshwater Conference – May 3rd and 4th in Uawa – Tolaga Bay.

New Zealand is facing a freshwater crisis, and East Coast rivers and streams are considered amongst the most serious.

Te Mana o Te Wai Tairāwhiti – The Freshwater Conference 2017 – explores how can we ensure that our freshwater remains the source of life for all things – our waiora – for generations to come.

  • Understand the issues and the solutions already being created locally.
  • Hear from nationally respected land and water scientists.
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the globally significant Uawanui Project.
  • Be part of the solution.

Proudly supported by Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence, Massey University, Hikurangi Enterprises, Eastland Community Trust, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Day 1 (3rd May) will involve a series of field trips around the Uawa rohe visiting sites of ecological and cultural significance to discuss historic events and contemporary issues. The day concludes with a keynote address by Professor Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Wayne Ngata.

Day 2 (4th May) will feature a series of presentations on the latest research by leading freshwater scientists and researchers from Tairāwhiti and research institutions around the country.

For the full programme click here: Te Mana o Te Wai Programme

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